Describe a time when you have led a team successfully.
What attributes are required to be a good leader?
What are the qualities of a good doctor? Do you have those qualities?
Describe an occasion when you have worked well in a team?
Give an example of a recent situation where you played an important role in a team.
What makes you a good team player?
During my time in the University teaching medical students, one of the senior clinical tutors had to go for maternity leave and I was assigned the responsibility of organizing all the year 3 clinical sessions for a whole semester. Although the curriculum was the same, but students’ needs and requirements vary from year to year. At first, I found the role very challenging and did not feel ready for the responsibility. However, I gathered myself and organized my thoughts, I planned how to handle the job. I also got lucky the I was also assigned two of my colleagues to help me. I divided the task among us, I prepared the materials for the tutors and sent assignments to students. They helped me with attendance, preparing media for the sessions as well as feedback sheets and the entry process. At the end we successfully conducted the OSCE exam. Looking back, I realized the importance of having an organized approach to the task and learnt how to run a team both as a leader and helping them as a team member as well.
[After this they sometimes ask;
So, what are the qualities of a leader:
You can mention; Approachable, Assertive, Encouraging, Organized, Patient, Resilient, Supportive
Sometimes the ask how you will define a leader;
Cram this definition;
A leader is a person who can initiate and implement a change, develop people, and create a positive environment to deliver results.]